Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coach Josh


Since Colton started Ninja over a year ago there has been one constant, Coach Josh.  He has been a great Coach and this summer he  has made the rounds competing on American Ninja Warrior.  He started out in San Antonio and has made it all the way to the last round of Finals.   On Monday, he competes to win it all! 
GO COACH JOSH!!!!!


Monday, September 11, 2017

FIRST DAY...

Only two weeks late!!!
Both boys had a great first day.  Colt was so excited to see who was in his class.  Unfortunately, none of his buddies were in class with him but I have no doubt he'll make friends RIGHT away. He thought both of his teachers were really sweet. He's actually excited to go back!
Chase was a little more apprehensive to start but he has lots of friends in class.  Max and Tex are a couple.  He had a really good first day too.  He thought his teacher was nice as well. 

First day has you like....


There is NO tired like the first day of 1st Grade tired...




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Here's to...

...The Summer That NEVER Ends!














The last two weeks have been so crazy!  Like crazy beyond belief.  
But, after counting our many blessings about staying dry, I am so thankful that I got a couple extra days with my boys.  
I'm also SO THANKFUL to family and friends who saved the day by helping out with the boys when I needed it! 

HERE'S TO THE SUMMER THAT NEVER ENDS!!!!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day

We weren't sure we'd make it to our annual Labor Day get together at Doc and Peaches after the craziness of Harvey but, after a crazy busy week we decided last minute to pack up and head out.  It was so nice to get away from everything and take a little breather.  We love visiting them and it was a MUCH needed trip away.  




Thursday, August 31, 2017

From Eclipse To Hurricane Harvey

Monday...
 Eclipse
(We spent it inside since we couldn't find glasses.)
The Eclipse here in Cypress.
It was a pretty cloudy day but someone caught this shot.

 How beautiful!


By Friday...
Signs of Hurricane Harvey made their way into Houston and our area.  
We spent the weekend riding out the rain.  The Hurricane hit over RockPort but the rains we received were torrential.  At our home, our gauge, recorded 33 3/4 inches of rain between Friday around 2pm (only getting about 2-3 inches Friday) and Tuesday.  With the majority of the rain falling Saturday and Sunday.  We were so very blessed to stay dry but so many friends were displaced and taken out of their homes in boats.  Jerry and Glenda took on 2-3 feet of water in their home and still, homes are flooded.  School was cancelled for a week and we are waiting to hear if it will be cancelled longer.  So many families were caught in this storm!!!!






  Since the storm hit Zak has been out helping.  He's volunteered every day.  With the boys, its not that easy for me.  We were able to clean out and donate clothes but that just didn't feel like enough.  So, today we woke up bright and early and headed to the store to get food to share.  (We've tried days prior but the stores have been empty!) When we got home, Amber and I made sandwiches for Jerry and Glenda's crew and 50 hot dogs to pass out in surrounding neighborhoods.  Once we got over to the area, the damage was worse than I could have imagined.  Every single house was damaged. People had their whole lives in the front yards.  There were tons of people out working.  At first, handing out hot dogs went slow but it picked up quickly! Most people were appreciative and so thankful.  It wasn't much but it felt good to give back a little.  And, it showed the boys(and me too) how truly blessed we are!  
After passing out the hotdogs, we headed to my aunt and uncles.  I cried when we walked in .  It was heart breaking.  The boys and I spent the afternoon there with Zak , dad, Jerry and Bj trying to help as much as we could.  



August Happenings...
















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